New Orleans musical icon and ambassador Trombone Shorty has announced a major tour for this summer. The headlining run will begin in June with four performances on the East Coast, where Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will be joined by Yola, Mavis Staples, and Robert Randolph Band. The tour will continue throughout July and August in the Midwest and West Coast with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, co-headliner Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, Robert Randolph Band, and Devon Gilfillian. In addition to this summer headlining tour, he will also perform the closing set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this May.
It’s been a remarkable year for Trombone Shorty, who released his most recent album, Lifted, last April. He performed “Shotgun” at the MusiCares Person of the Year event honoring Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson during Grammy week this month and also performed at the Grammy Salute to Paul Simon Concert which aired this past December on CBS. // Continue to the full article